Hodge is supporting Take Five to Stop Fraud

We’re proud to be supporting Take Five to Stop Fraud. This national campaign offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud.

Take Five

Fraud poses a major threat to UK businesses and individuals, as criminals turn to more sophisticated ways to target and deceive. Together, we can tackle financial fraud in three key steps: stop, challenge, protect.


Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.


Could it be fake? It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.


Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam or report it to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud or cybercrime.

The Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign is about bringing the dos and don’ts of financial fraud and scams to the front of mind. So that before we give away information or take any action when it comes to your finances, first we stop and consider whether the situation is genuine.

For example, if a company contacts them unexpectedly asking for secure information such as their PIN or makes them feel pressured into moving money to another account.

The Take Five quiz

Fraudsters are turning to more sophisticated ways to take your money, whether through online offers, emails or telephone calls. Can you outsmart them? Put your ability to spot a scam to the test with the Take Five quick quiz

Take the quiz

More information

Scams and fraud hub

Visit our Fraud and Scams hub to find more ways to protect yourself from scams, reporting something suspicious and what we are doing to keep you safe from fraudulent activity.

Take Five

Led by UK Finance, and backed by His Majesty’s Government, the campaign is being delivered with and through a range of partners in the UK payments industry, financial services firms, law enforcement agencies, telecommunication providers, commercial, public and third sector organisations.